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MCAT Verbal Reasoning Active Reading

Instructions:
  • Answer 9 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Words that indicate overall turn in direction of a passage 1. but 2. yet 3. nonetheless 4. in spite of the fact 5. although 6. despite 7. except 8. in contrast 9. however10. admittedly 11. even though






2. Indicate the author is further developing or explaining a point made 1. furthermore 2. additionally 3. also






3. Used to emphasize information that follows 1. most important 2. primarily 3. chiefly 4. key 5. crucial






4. Alert to logical structure and traps in questions 1. similarly 2. like 3. analogy 4. unlike 5. in contrast 6. the difference between 7. later 8. before/after






5. Identify support for claim being made - with claim followed by example 1. for example 2. because 3. since 4. in this case 5. in illustration






6. Words used to sum up the main point 1. therefore 2. thus 3. so 4. consequently 5. clearly






7. Phrases that express opinion 1. finally 2. fortunately 3. thankfully 4. unfortunately 5. sadly






8. 1. FOCUS on big ideas and skim details 2. hit the right pace to maximize resolution and efficiency 3. Practice reading in chunks of words (see words in groups of 2 or 3) 4. Visualize while reading (define purpose of support) 5. Sit back and relax- be






9. 1. Question Topics 2. Transitions: Pivotal Words 3. Transitions: Continuations 4. Conclusions 5. Opinion Indicators 6. Emphasis words 7. Comparisons and contrasts 8. Example Indicators 9. List Markers 10. Names